Howdy Folks! Check out my Atomic Age Vinyl Finds! If there are copyright issues or a problem with any post, just contact me and I will make corrections. I'm here to have fun and hope you will share in my process of discovery!
You can find a Martin compilation CD online. There are some tunes from this album released on that CD even though the more "space age" tracks seems to have been passed over in favor of her more traditional "country"style songs.
Dancing On The Sunset Strip
Dick Stabile His Saxaphone And Hollywood Orchestra
From the back cover: Cover photo by Bert C. Mitteman. Photo was shot in the main lounge of "Dino's Lodge", the fabulous new eatery on the Sunset Strip, owned by Dean Martin. Surrounding Dick are four of Hollywood's loveliest showgirls and songstress Besty Duncan.
Phil Kraus Presents Conflict
A High Fidelity Percussion
Golden Crest Records CR 4004
I couldn't pin down the release date on this gem. My guess, 1959.
Looking at the cover art, I had no idea what to expect from the recording. The majority of the LP comes across as "minimalist" or "experimental". Side one features a a piece composed by Douglas R. Allan (...a fantasy for six percussion which tells the story of a Civil War battle). Kriss-Kraus is one of the more "traditional" or period sounding "pop" pieces from side two.
I'm not sure this is everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it!
The Mystic Moods Orchestra
Philips PHS 600-277
Available for purchase/download so I won't be posting a sample.
This is another excellent Mystic Moods album. Mystic Moods recordings blended environmental sounds and excellent easy listening arrangements to create albums that play almost as a single recording, rather than a collection of songs. Excellent space age stuff!
This one is available for purchase/download, so I will not be posting a sample.
This is a surprisingly good early space age easy listening album. Good horn work by Dukoff built on a light jazz foundation, backed up by the Dooosss and Ooohhhsss of a few female vocalists. Fun stuff.
Around The World In Percussion
Louis Bellson His Drum And Orchestra
Roulette Records R 65002
This is a fine big band/jazz space age percussion album featuring Herb Geller, Willie Green, Joe Maini, Buddy Colette, Martin Berman, John Audio, Jimmy Zito, Van Rasey, Ray Triscari, Fred Thompson, Nick Di Maio, Tommy Pederson, Dick Gould, Mike Barone, Arthur Maebe, Red Callender, Jimmy Bond, Morty Corb, Tony Rizzi, Bill Pitman, Paul Smith, Lou Singer and Gene Estes.
The Fantastic Strings Of Felix Slatkin
Liberty Premier LMM-13021
Liberty's upscale product feature Poly 120 Sound (or a heavy grade vinyl) and expensive gate fold jacket featuring a die-cut cover (there is a square hole punched through the cover that allows the photo of the instrument head stocks to peek through).
Released and marketed side-by-side with Martin Denny's Exotica Suite and 50 Guitars Visit Hawaii.
This is a pretty straight forward orchestrated easy-listening that doesn't take many chances.